The Elkins Community

Davis & Elkins College is just a short walk from downtown Elkins, a quaint community located in the heart of West Virginia’s Mountain Highlands.


Elkins is home to numerous unique shops, diverse dining and a vibrant arts community that includes The Arts Center, Augusta Heritage Center, The Old Brick Playhouse and the Mountain Arts District collaborative. It’s no wonder Elkins was listed as one of the 100 Best Small Arts Communities in the U.S., a West Virginia Certified Arts Community, a Preserve America Community and a Small Town Gem by the WV Department of Commerce.  

With its population of 7,000, Elkins provides the best of both worlds. Its small size makes it friendly and safe, but its location allows for exciting diversions and business opportunities not normally found in small towns. From live music and festivals to coffee shops and train excursions, Elkins is a great place to explore.

Looking for adventure? As the “gateway” to the Monongahela National Forest, our area offers students the unique opportunity to experience the great outdoors. With the best ski resorts in the south, miles of mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, trout streams, whitewater rivers and an unparalleled blaze of fall colors, it’s easy to see how our region has been recognized as one of our nation’s top five tourism destinations!



Area Accommodations 

Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Alpine Lodge*: 304-636-1470

Cheat River Lodge & Cabins: 304-636-2301

Graceland Inn: 304-637-1600

Elkins Inn & Suites: 304-637-4667

Forks Inn*: 304-637-0932

Hampton Inn: Elkins: 304-630-7500; Buckhannon: 304-473-0900

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Elkins: 304-630-2266; Weston: 304-269-3550

Iron Road Inn: 304-637-1888

Super 8 by Wyndham: 304-801-3047

The Elkins Economy Inn: 304-636-5311

Wingate by Wyndham: The Isaac Jackson Hotel*: 304-636-1400; 855-299-9109

Valley View Motel: 304-335-6226

Bed & Breakfasts / Cabins


Cabins of Kelly Mountain: 717-917-8408

Lemuel Chenowth House: 304-637-7424

Sweet Annie of WV: 304-940-1694

The Post House: 304-636-1792

River’s Edge (Lodging only): 304-613-9300

The Riverside Retreat: 304-591-4311

Warfield House Bed & Breakfast: 703- 628-4043


Huttonsville (25 min. south of Elkins)

Linger Inn: 304-335-4434


Canaan Valley (30 min. north)

Golden Anchor Cabins: 304-704-8764


Davis (40 min. north of Elkins)

Bright Morning*: 304-259-5119


Thomas (45 min. north of Elkins)

Lady Bug: 304-463-3362

Fiddler’s Roost (Lodging Only): 304-463-4040


Cabins (60 min. east of Elkins)

Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins: 800-436-6254


Black Bear Resort: 304-866-4391

Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge*: 304-259-5216 / 800-225-5982

Canaan Valley Resort*: 304-866-4121

Deerfield Village: 304-866-4698

Windwood Fly-In Resort*: 1-888-359-4667

Snowshoe Mountain Resort*: 1-877-441-4386

Stonewall Resort*: 304-269-7400

(*denotes restaurant on premise)

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